World Cancer Day is February 4
‘Not beyond us’, is the theme of World Cancer Day 2015, taking a positive and active approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer, and that they are within our reach.
Did you know?
- 70% of cancer survivors experience significant fear of recurrence and psychological distress? You could be one of them.
- 1 in 2 cancer survivors lives with pain from their cancer and its treatments, which can greatly affect their quality of life. No one should live in chronic pain.
- Did you know that routine physical exercise can reduce your risk of cancer recurrence? It can also improve your emotional well-being and reduce your risk of heart disease.
Currently, there are 1 million cancer survivors in Canada. Due to earlier detection and better treatments, that number is expected to rise to 2 million by 2020.
Dr. Genevieve Chaput, specialist in cancer survivorship at the MUHC and coordinator of the Cancer Survivorship Program at the MUHC
Expertise: Follow-up care and surveillance needs of patients who have completed cancer treatments
Contact: Vanessa Damha,McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), vanessa.damha [at] muhc.mcgill.ca
Available for interviews in French and English